Stroma Certification has been granted approval to run Section 63 and DEC (APEL) training courses in Scotland to prepare NDEAs for the new legislation coming into force in September.
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Stroma Certification has an ongoing commitment to maximising members' opportunities within the industry. Section 63 comes into force on 1st September 2016 and non-domestic energy assessors need to have trained in line with the new legislation to maintain compliance.
Section 63 regulations come into force on 1st September 2016. In addition to the non-domestic EPC, owners of larger buildings (with a floor area greater than 1000m2) are required to undertake a Section 63 assessment and produce an Action Plan. This plan identifies improvements for the carbon and energy performance of the building. Stroma Certification Section 63 Training is designed to prepare existing NDEAs to undertake the assessments in a compliant manner.
Applicants are required to undertake provided pre-course reading detailing an overview of Section 63 legislation and the conditions for compliance.
It is possible to defer implementation measures in a Section 63 Action Plan if a DEC is completed each year instead. As an established DEC Certification scheme provider, Stroma Certification is offering a DEC APEL course for Scottish DECs only.
Applicants are required to undertake provided pre-course reading and knowledge & understanding questions. This is an APEL application process and an assessment will be made after the training course is completed. Upon successful completion, assessors will receive a Stroma certificate which will allow you to lodge DECs in Scotland only. Existing DEC Assessors will be invited to apply for certification to lodge DECs in Scotland via an upskill prior to 1 September 2016.
Section 63 training is being held in Cumbernauld, Aberdeen and Castleford. Courses are available in late July and throughout August. However, Stroma will be running additional courses throughout 2016. If you are a business with multiple assessors to train, please call 0845 621 11 11 ext. 603 to discuss arranging dedicated courses.
Combined Section 63 & DEC APEL:
Please note that the Section 63 Assessor course is only available to EXISTING Non-Domestic Energy Assessors. You must be NDEA qualified to lodge EPCs in Scotland**. Once you have completed the training course you will need to apply for Section 63 membership. This application will be assessed through qualifications, experience and audit history.
**Awaiting confirmation from Scottish Government to determine level of qualification required.